What is an Asthma Attack?
An asthma attack is a worsening of asthma symptoms caused by the constricting of muscles around your airways.
Symptoms of an asthma attack
- Severe wheezing when breathing both in and out
- Coughing that won’t stop
- Very rapid breathing
- Chest tightness or pressure
- Tightened neck and chest muscles, called retractions
- Difficulty talking
- Feelings of anxiety or panicking
- Pale, sweaty face
- Blue lips or fingernails
- Worsening symptoms despite medicine use
Seeking Medical Care
If the patient is in need of immediate attention for an asthma attack or are not breathing call 911. If the patient is stable yet experiencing the symptoms listed above, we recommend visiting iCare in Frisco or Fort Worth. See our list of locations HERE
What to Expect
When you visit one of our iCare Emergency Room & Urgent Care locations, our team of exceptional and experienced physicians will immediately assess your situation, and provide a physical examination. Your medical team, led by an experienced ER physician, may perform laboratory testing from our on-site lab. Once you are diagnosed, a treatment plan will be provided based on severity of your condition and symptoms. In the event that a patient requires hospitalization or other procedures that we do not offer at iCare, we are able to transfer them to a hospital for admission.